Managing director, Sennebogen Maschinenfabrik GmbH
TOPIC: Drawing Parallels Between Cranes and Reaction Ferries
Sennebogen, son of the company founder, will give a presentation titled Drawing Parallels Between Cranes and Reaction Ferries, looking at the implications of new technology for cranes.
“In the past 50 years cranes have encountered technological changes that shift more and more towards software and sensors”, said Sennebogen, “Yet, new technologies can impact on core values like machine reliability and availability: progress can create unfavourable trade-offs.
“One of the key questions will be how the machine operator will remain in control of the crane – or if the machine will slowly take over control. Will we encounter autonomous cranes in the future?
“My speech will reflect on these questions and I will try to remind delegates about some proven technologies that might not become obsolete as fast as current debates would have us believe.”